Heidi Strobel is the loving and supportive wife of MLB star, Cole Hamels –currently a player with the Texas Rangers.
Heidi’s MLB stud was named to 3 National League All-Star teams from 2007 to 2012. Born December 27, 1983, Cole was drafted out of high school in the first round of the 2002 MLB Draft by the Phillies.
He was named World Series MVP after leading the Philadelphia Phillies to victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2006 to 2015. He signed with the Rangers in 2015.
He’s been a happily married man since 2006. Meet his wife below.
Born on October 29, 1978; Maryland native Heidi is a whole lot more than just your average MLB wag. The blonde caught our attention back when she appeared on season six of CBS’s Survivor over a decade ago.
Heidi who is five-years older than Cole –may be best remembered for her willingness to strip for peanut butter during a challenge (a move that scored her a Playboy spread with fellow stripee Jenna Morasca). Above all she’ll always be remembered as the annoying blonde who almost flirted her way to Sole Survivor status.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise physiology, secondary education and physical education from Drury University in Springfield, Mo. She worked as a physical education and health teacher and prior to that she was a sales rep., a secretary in a doctor’s office and the manager of a fireworks company.
Heidi went from being an overnight celebrity to MLB wag when in 2006 she and Cole Hamels tied the knot. The former Survivor contestant and her hubby are known for their philanthropic efforts. Back in 2008 they launched the Hamels Foundation –which funds childhood programs in Philadelphia and Africa. The couple also recently donated their 10 million mansion to charity.
The couple are also the proud parents of four children. Heidi Strobel gave birth to their first child, son Caleb Michael, on October 9, 2009. The couple welcomed their second son, Braxton, on November 2, 2011. Back in December 24, 2012, they adopted a baby girl from Ethiopia named Reeve.
Heidi Strobel who now goes by Heidi Hamels, describes herself on social media as a country music writer, mom of four and CrossFit/Tabata/Running Junkie. Find her on Instagram here.